Every Tuesday, from 04/13/2021 to 05/11/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Taught by Steve Sobolik
Zoom Meeting Information:
Meeting ID: 864 0456 2344
Class Handouts for Download
Please RSVP to Steve Sobolik by March 30th by email: .
Purchasing the book is not requiered for this class but is encouraged.
SPC is going to repeat the class on the book When Helping Hurts. The initial offering of this class led to insightful discussions of both material and spiritual poverty and the need for God in all of us, and prayerful consideration of the ways in which SPC and its individual members can more effectively be God's hands and feet in the world. The new class will run Tuesday nights, 7 pm from March 30 through May 11.
With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and the church's role. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the Gospel is reconciling all things to himself. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.